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Read more at: Blog: An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data

Blog: An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data

15 December 2020

A paper by Dr Nicola Moretti , Dr Xiang Xie , Dr Jorge Merino , Justas Brazauskas and Dr Ajith Parlikad - An openBIM Approach to IoT Integration with Incomplete As-Built Data has been published in a special issue of MDPI’s Applied Sciences Journal focused on Cognitive Buildings. Lead author Dr Nicola Moretti provides a...


Read more at: Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

Research Profile - West Cambridge Digital Twin Facility

14 December 2020

The d evelop ment of a digital twin of the University of Cambridge West Cambridge campus provide s a demonstrator facility to address the challenges associated with the production of a National Digital Twin (NDT), an ecosystem of connected digital twins, securely sharing infrastructure and built environment data to support...


Read more at: Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Research Profile - Understanding the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

27 November 2020

Despite digital innovation bringing opportunity to improve productivity and predictability in construction, the sector has been slow to change. Transforming construction through digital is not simply a technical problem but a social, cultural, economic and political challenge. Without understanding the contributing factors...


Read more at: Stakeholder Engagement in Smart Cities and Digital Infrastructure Projects

Stakeholder Engagement in Smart Cities and Digital Infrastructure Projects

This project considers stakeholder engagement in Smart Cities and Digital Infrastructure Projects. Digital transformation of the built environment is likely to have profound implications for the lived experiences and opportunities of different stakeholders, including individuals, communities...


Read more at: Publication: Visualised inspection system for monitoring environmental anomalies during daily operation and maintenance

Publication: Visualised inspection system for monitoring environmental anomalies during daily operation and maintenance

8 July 2020

Abstract screenshot_2020-08-14_at_17.31.51.png Visual inspection and human judgement form the cornerstone of daily operations and maintenance (O&M) services activities carried out by facility managers nowadays. Recent advances in technologies such as building information modelling (BIM), distributed sensor networks...


Read more at: Publication: Digital twin-enabled anomaly detection for built asset monitoring in operation and maintenance

Publication: Digital twin-enabled anomaly detection for built asset monitoring in operation and maintenance

25 May 2020

Abstract screenshot_2020-08-14_at_17.12.02.png Effective asset management plays a significant role in delivering the functionality and serviceability of buildings. However, there is a lack of efficient strategies and comprehensive approaches for managing assets and their associated data that can help to monitor, detect...


Read more at: Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

Analysing the social context to transforming construction through digital innovation

The construction and housing industries lag behind most other fields in taking advantage of new technologies. Transforming construction is a social, cultural, economic and political challenge and not just a technical problem. Transforming construction through academic research, therefore, requires...


Read more at: Case Study: Towards a digitally enabled estate: the University of Cambridge

Case Study: Towards a digitally enabled estate: the University of Cambridge

This report describes the uses of BIM technologies and implementation of BIM processes, examples of its benefits and some of the main lessons learned from BIM implementation during Project Capella, which forms part of the University’s Biomedical Campus. cdbb_yearone_graphics_forpowerpoint10.png


Read more at: Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research

Ancillary Sensing for Building Information Modelling: Current Practice and Future Research

The goal of this project is to develop two separate current frameworks for practice, policy and future research under the umbrella theme of ancillary (additional) sensing for BIM. Ancillary sensing in the context of BIM concerns drawing new sources of useful information into common data...


Read more at: IOT Network Behaviours and Dependencies

IOT Network Behaviours and Dependencies

This project initiated some baseline data gathering and primary analysis of the ways in which off-the-shelf IOT sensors are going to generate and distribute data, the services they will invoke, and the infrastructure dependencies that will thus be taken by deployment and use of such sensors and...